Acute and chronic effects of ammonia burns on the respiratory tract.

  title={Acute and chronic effects of ammonia burns on the respiratory tract.},
  author={Lanny Garth Close and Francis I Catlin and Amy Mainville Cohn},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  volume={106 3},
Exposure to anhydrous ammonia can result in substantial injury to the respiratory system, eyes, and integument. In this retrospective study, we present the acute and chronic respiratory manifestations in 12 patients exposed to anhydrous ammonia as a result of the same accident. Survivors suffering significant ill effects are separated into two groups according to history and clinical course. One group of patients sustained exposure to high concentrations of ammonia over a short period of time… CONTINUE READING
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